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Podcast #110: Generational gaps in Australian politics

December 8, 2023 - 07:00 -- Admin

Ben is joined by Shaun Ratcliff from Accent Research to discuss his recent report looking at differences in voting trends across the generations. We discuss how Millenials and Gen Z voters are much more left-wing than Baby Boomers, explore some theories as to why, and look at evidence as to which of those theories may be right. We then discuss what this implies for the next few decades of Australian politics.

WA state redistribution – boundaries finalised

December 3, 2023 - 13:00 -- Admin

The final electoral boundaries for the next Western Australian state election were released on Friday morning. The changes mostly replicated the draft boundaries released in July, although there were a few small changes, and some dramatic changes to two seats were mostly reversed.

In this post I’ll run through the major changes, what has changed since the draft map, and I’ve also included a map of the boundaries and tables of the result estimates (both primary votes and 2CP).

JSCEM 2022 election report released

November 28, 2023 - 09:30 -- Admin

The federal parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters yesterday released their report into the 2022 federal election.

I won’t try to summarise every point covered – the report covers matters to do with election funding and Indigenous enrolment.

But I wanted to mention a few points that I have touched on during this process, through this website, in my submission and when I attended a hearing of the committee.